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MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
01-05-2007, 11:49 PM
I picked up the new shin trimmer t242, not bad as for weight did not start it up price is $299 with out tax,kinda looked generic no stickers on the covers.

PLS-Tx
01-05-2007, 11:52 PM
Do you have other Shindy trimmers? If you do I would sure like to know how you think it compares to the 230 and the 260.

Thanks

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
01-06-2007, 12:00 AM
I started in the early 90s with the old t25, top trimmers the dealer said it would have the same power as the old t25,i am running 230 and redmax trimmers the shins i have they are split boom trimmers.

Richard Martin
01-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Same power as the T230, 1.1 HP, just heavier. What's the point of this new trimmer? What does it do that the T230 won't?

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
01-06-2007, 09:29 AM
They look almost like a redmax trimmer no stickers and the gray paint and red covers would pass as doubles seems a little high in price when the redmax dealer is selling the 2400 trimmers for $259 with a better warranty.

newz7151
01-06-2007, 10:33 AM
What does it do that the T230 won't?

Exist in production after the 2007 season. The 2007 season is reportedly the last year Shindaiwa will be able to make the 230,260,and 270 trimmers. Supposedly the 231 series will be replaced by the 242 series. The 242 has a single stage catalytic muffler as opposed to the 231 with the bulkier and heavier dual stage.

Richard Martin
01-06-2007, 02:22 PM
Exist in production after the 2007 season. The 2007 season is reportedly the last year Shindaiwa will be able to make the 230,260,and 270 trimmers. Supposedly the 231 series will be replaced by the 242 series. The 242 has a single stage catalytic muffler as opposed to the 231 with the bulkier and heavier dual stage.

Interesting news...

It's probably a good thing they a have a lighter cat since the 242 is heavier than the 231. 242 is 12.5 pounds, the 231 is 11.7 pounds. I found the 231 was heavier than the 230 because of the cat muffler so I simply switched mufflers.

newz7151
01-06-2007, 06:12 PM
Interesting news...

It's probably a good thing they a have a lighter cat since the 242 is heavier than the 231. 242 is 12.5 pounds, the 231 is 11.7 pounds. I found the 231 was heavier than the 230 because of the cat muffler so I simply switched mufflers.


Actually, the T242 is 1.4 pounds lighter than a T231. A T231 weighs 11.9 pounds while the T242 weighs 10.5 pounds. (this is of course according to Shindaiwa's website, but I believe our order book shows different).